Retired sergeant told to stay away from girl he's accused of molesting

The retired veteran sergeant appeared before a judge in the same courtroom for which he used to process records
November 11, 2013 2:23:25 PM PST
A retired Harris County Sheriff's Office sergeant has been told to stay away from the little girl he's accused of sexually assaulting.

John Van Trump went before a judge Monday morning. He's charged with super aggravated sexual assault because the little girl was five years old at the time. The judge set Van Trump's bond at $60,000 and also ordered him to stay away from the girl, as well as anyone associated with her.

Van Trump had worked for the sheriff's office for 35 years. Van Trump's lawyer says his client is innocent and they're looking forward to their day in court.

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